The Toyota Corolla is #1 in Finland for the third year running.
The Finnish new car market sinks a hefty -16.3% year-on-year in 2022 to just 80,252 sales. That’s way worse than the previous low of 2009 (90,547) when the market was hit by the Great Recession. In fact it is believed to be the lowest annual result in 27 years: since 1995 (79,768). Toyota (+0.9%) defies the down market to improve its market share by over three percentage points to 18%. In 2nd place, Volkswagen (-29.3%) properly implodes to just 8.9% share and is now threatened by Kia (-13.9%), Skoda (-21%) and Volvo (-13.9%) all at or above 8.4% share. At #7, BMW (+2.2%) is the only additional gainer in the Top 10, with Mercedes (-9.6%) and Nissan (-9.8%) resisting but Ford (-33.8%) and Audi (-27.7%) skidding. Below, Tesla (+11.4%) is up 3 spots to #14, Polestar (+338.7%) is up 12 to #18 and Cupra (+36.4%) is up five to #22, outselling sister brand Seat (-78.8%).
Model-wise, the Toyota Corolla (-15.4%) threepeats in pole position and keeps the same market share at 5.6%. Like in 2021, it is followed by the Toyota Yaris (-15.1%) also seeing its share unchanged at 3.9%. The RAV4 (-14.7%) advances one spot to make the podium 100% Toyota. The Volvo XC60 (-12.7%) is also up one rank to #4, whereas the Skoda Octavia (-45.6%) freefalls to #5. The Kia Ceed (+10.2%) defies the negative market and gains 6 spots on last year to land at #6. The Toyota Yaris Cross (+1481.4%) brilliantly ends is first full year in market at #7. The Nissan Qashqai (-18.3%) and Volvo XC40 (-23.7%) follow ahead of the Toyota C-HR (-3.8%) snapping its first ever annual Top 10 finish. The BMW i4 (#38) and VW ID.5 (#45) are the most popular 2022 launches, the latter jumping up to #9 in December.
Full Year 2022 Top 30 brands and Top 315 all models vs. Full Year 2021 figures below.
Full December 2022 Top 30 brands and Top 25 models below.